Eric Blake (cygwin)
Tue Oct 14 22:04:00 GMT 2014
A new release of gzip, 1.6-1, has been uploaded and will soon reach a
mirror near you; leaving the previous version at 1.4-1.
This represents a new upstream release, and the first build of gzip by a
new maintainer. This release also drops the 'uncompress' symlink now
that the 'ncompress' package is available without patent restrictions.
If you have already installed 'ncompress', you will need to reinstall it
after upgrading 'gzip' in order to avoid a missing file. This build
also adds a debuginfo package.
For more details on the upstream changes, see the documentation in
GNU Gzip is a popular data compression program originally written by
Jean-loup Gailly for the GNU project. Mark Adler wrote the decompression
part. It was developed as a replacement for compress because of Unisys
and IBM patents covering the LZW algorithm at the time. The superior
compression ratio of gzip is just a bonus.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'gzip'
in the 'Base' category (it should already be selected).
Note that downloads from cygwin.com aren't allowed due to bandwidth
limitations. This means that you will need to find a mirror which has
this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
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